Material Safety Data Sheet
Sodium acetate solutions

ACC# 75270
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification

MSDS Name: Sodium acetate solutions
Catalog Numbers: LC22830, LC22840, LC22850
Synonyms:

Company Identification:

              Labchem Inc.
              200 William Pitt Way
              Pittsburgh, PA 15238
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Section 2 - Composition, Information on Ingredients

CAS# Chemical Name Percent EINECS/ELINCS
6131-90-4 Sodium acetate, trihydrate 20-27 unlisted
7732-18-5 Water balance 231-791-2

Hazard Symbols:
None listed.
Risk Phrases:
None listed.

Section 3 - Hazards Identification

EMERGENCY OVERVIEW

Appearance: colorless. May cause digestive tract irritation. May cause eye and skin irritation.
Target Organs: None known.


Potential Health Effects
Eye: May cause eye irritation.
Skin: May cause skin irritation.
Ingestion: Ingestion may cause abdominal pain, vomiting.
Inhalation: May cause respiratory tract irritation.
Chronic: Not available.

Section 4 - First Aid Measures


Eyes: Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower lids until no evidence of chemical remains. Get medical aid at once.
Skin: Get medical aid. Immediately flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes.
Ingestion: Treat symptomatically and supportively. Get medical aid at once. If vomiting occurs, keep head lower than hips to prevent aspiration.
Inhalation: Give artificial respiration if necessary. Get medical aid. Keep victim warm, at rest. Move victim to fresh air.
Notes to Physician: Treat symptomatically.

Section 5 - Firefighting Measures


General Information: Negligible fire and explosion hazard when exposed to heat or flame. Move container if possible, avoid breathing vapors or dust.
Extinguishing Media: For small fires, use dry chemical, carbon dioxide, water spray or alcohol-resistant foam.

Section 6 - Accidental Release Measures


General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in Section 8.
Spills/Leaks: Absorb spills with absorbent (vermiculite, sand, fuller's earth) and place in plastic bags for later disposal.

Section 7 - Handling and Storage


Handling: Wash thoroughly after handling. Avoid breathing dust, vapor, mist, or gas.
Storage: Store capped at room temperature. Protect from heat and incompatibles.

Section 8 - Exposure Controls, Personal Protection


Engineering Controls: Provide local exhaust or general dilution ventilation.
Exposure Limits
Chemical Name ACGIH NIOSH OSHA - Final PELs
Sodium acetate, trihydrate none listed none listed none listed
Water none listed none listed none listed

OSHA Vacated PELs: Sodium acetate, trihydrate: No OSHA Vacated PELs are listed for this chemical. Water: No OSHA Vacated PELs are listed for this chemical.
Personal Protective Equipment
Eyes: Do not wear contact lenses when working with chemicals. An eye wash fountain should be available in the immediate work area. Wear splash-proof safety goggles.
Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure.
Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Respirators: Not required for normal use. Firefighting-- any self-contained breathing apparatus with full facepiece operated in pressure-demand mode.

Section 9 - Physical and Chemical Properties


Physical State: Clear liquid
Appearance: colorless
Odor: odorless
pH: slightly alkaline
Vapor Pressure: Not available.
Vapor Density: Not available.
Evaporation Rate:Not available.
Viscosity: Not available.
Boiling Point: Not available.
Freezing/Melting Point:Not available.
Decomposition Temperature:Not available.
Autoignition Temperature: Not available.
Flash Point: Not available.
NFPA Rating: Not published.
Explosion Limits, Lower:Not available.
Upper: Not available.
Solubility: Soluble.
Specific Gravity/Density:Not available.
Molecular Formula:Not available.
Molecular Weight:Not available.

Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity


Chemical Stability: Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Conditions to Avoid: Incompatible materials.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials: Oxidizing agents.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Oxides of carbon, sodium oxide.
Hazardous Polymerization: Has not been reported

Section 11 - Toxicological Information


RTECS#:
CAS# 6131-90-4 unlisted.
CAS# 7732-18-5 unlisted.
LD50/LC50:
Not available.

CAS# 7732-18-5:
Oral, rat: LD50 = >90 mL/kg;
Carcinogenicity:
CAS# 6131-90-4: Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTP, or OSHA. CAS# 7732-18-5: Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTP, or OSHA.
Epidemiology: No data available.
Teratogenicity: No data available.
Reproductive Effects: No data available.
Neurotoxicity: No data available.
Mutagenicity: No data available.
Other Studies: No data available.

Section 12 - Ecological Information

No information available.

Section 13 - Disposal Considerations

Chemical waste generators must determine whether a discarded chemical is classified as a hazardous waste. US EPA guidelines for the classification determination are listed in 40 CFR Parts 261.3. Additionally, waste generators must consult state and local hazardous waste regulations to ensure complete and accurate classification.
RCRA P-Series: None listed.
RCRA U-Series: None listed.

Section 14 - Transport Information

US DOT IATA RID/ADR IMO Canada TDG
Shipping Name: No information available. No information available.
Hazard Class:
UN Number:
Packing Group:

Section 15 - Regulatory Information

US FEDERAL

TSCA
CAS# 6131-90-4 is not on the TSCA Inventory. It is a hydrate and exempt from TSCA Inventory requirements (40CFR720.3(u)(2)).
CAS# 7732-18-5 is listed on the TSCA inventory.
Health & Safety Reporting List
None of the chemicals are on the Health & Safety Reporting List.
Chemical Test Rules
None of the chemicals in this product are under a Chemical Test Rule.
Section 12b
None of the chemicals are listed under TSCA Section 12b.
TSCA Significant New Use Rule
None of the chemicals in this material have a SNUR under TSCA.
SARA

Section 302 (RQ)
None of the chemicals in this material have an RQ.
Section 302 (TPQ)
None of the chemicals in this product have a TPQ.
SARA Codes
CAS # 6131-90-4: acute.
Section 313
No chemicals are reportable under Section 313.
Clean Air Act:
This material does not contain any hazardous air pollutants. This material does not contain any Class 1 Ozone depletors. This material does not contain any Class 2 Ozone depletors.
Clean Water Act:
None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Hazardous Substances under the CWA. None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Priority Pollutants under the CWA. None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Toxic Pollutants under the CWA.
OSHA:
None of the chemicals in this product are considered highly hazardous by OSHA.
STATE
CAS# 6131-90-4 is not present on state lists from CA, PA, MN, MA, FL, or NJ.
CAS# 7732-18-5 is not present on state lists from CA, PA, MN, MA, FL, or NJ.
California No Significant Risk Level: None of the chemicals in this product are listed. European/International Regulations
European Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives
Hazard Symbols:
Not available.
Risk Phrases:


Safety Phrases:


WGK (Water Danger/Protection)

CAS# 6131-90-4: 1
CAS# 7732-18-5: No information available.
Canada
Canada
CAS# 7732-18-5 is listed on Canada's DSL List. CAS# 7732-18-5 is listed on Canada's DSL List.

WHMIS: Not available.
CAS# 6131-90-4 is not listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List.
CAS# 7732-18-5 is not listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List.
Exposure Limits

Section 16 - Additional Information

MSDS Creation Date: 4/18/1998
Revision #1 Date: 12/06/2000
Information in this MSDS is from available published sources and is believed to be accurate. No warranty, express or implied, is made and LabChem Inc. assumes no liability resulting from the use of this MSDS. The user must determine suitability of this information for his application.